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“How I Will Operate As Nigeria’s First Lady” – Aisha Buhari

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Aisha Buhari, the wife of the presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Muhammadu Buhari, has said her husband will not tamper with the office of the ‘First Lady,’ if it is constitutionally recognised.

Mrs. Buhari told newsmen on the sidelines of the inaugural meeting of the APC women presidential campaign initiative held in Abuja on Saturday.

The wife of the APC presidential flag-bearer was reacting to her husband’s promise to scrap the office of the first lady because it is unconstitutional and allegedly being used to steal public fund.
According to her, where such does not exist constitutionally, she will limit her roles to the traditional functions of visiting orphanages and caring for society’s downtrodden as the first lady.

“`When my husband is elected as the president of this country, he will rule the country within the rule of law based on the constitution of the country.

“If the office of the first lady is constitutionally recognised, he will not tamper with it, but if it is not that’s okay.
“For me, I will perform my duties and role as the wife of the President of Nigeria traditionally.

“Wives of presidents have some traditional roles, like receiving guests, visiting orphanages, helping the less privileged people.
“They also lead in the fight for the right of women and malnourished children, infant mortality rate, kidnapping and girl-child trafficking,’’ she said.

While inaugurating the initiative, Mrs Buhari urged the women to unite and cooperate with the men by mobilising women at all levels to ensure success at the February polls.
She urged them to double their efforts in educating other women on how to cast their votes and at the same time be civil in their conducts.

“As I am talking to you now, more than 55 percent of registered voters are women hence, it is imperative to have initiatives like this to mobilise fellow women at the grassroots.
“The meeting will plan campaign activities that will show case the potentials of the women wing in selling the programmes of our great party to the women.

“This will include mobilising women by creating voters awareness, particularly in the area of registration, collection of PVC, identifying the party logo and how to cast their votes,’’ Buhari said.
Also speaking, the wife of the party’s vice-presidential candidate, Oludolapo Osinbajo, stressed the need to assist women and the less privileged in society.

“I am happy that I am a mother, a wife and a sister. It is time to do more than we have been doing; encourage other women so that we all can be mothers of Nigeria.

“Mothers heal, comfort, nurture, provide, and sacrifice. We have this virtue in us and by the grace of God; we will be given the opportunity to express who we are as women.

“We are the ones who set the standard in the family; We decide whether our children will be honest or dishonest.
“We have this opportunity to effect change, not only to change the things that are happening in this nation, we have the opportunity to change ourselves,’’ Osibanjo said.

Present at the inauguration were the wives of the governors of Rivers, Imo and Nasarawa states, the national coordinator of #BringBackOurGirls campaign, and a host of other APC women and supporters.
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  1. pato

    January 25, 2015 at 4:29 pm

    What exactly is this woman up to? The husband said he would scrap First Ladyship, so where is she going to do her first lady? This is becoming theatrical!

  2. john bull

    January 25, 2015 at 6:56 pm

    A president that have not been vote into office that is already planning to reduce his wife role to house maid (receiving guess) is that the kind of man that will lead this nation, this is not muslim country where woman are use as slave, this is a free country, I don’t like pdp and I don’t like apc, I am just saying, we need more women in nigeria politics, a man like buhari that have no respect foe his wife view women as slave who should be married off at the age of 5, is not what we need

  3. @david

    January 25, 2015 at 7:15 pm

    A young school girl was sleeping and were dreaming where she was pregnant,at a point she was in labor and was rushed to the hospital for delivering,on her process of delivery she gave one,two, three,and on the fourth one she wakes up and screaming saying thank God it is all a dream

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Air Force Intervenes, Slams Policemen For Shooting At A Crowd (Video)

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Air Force Intervenes, Slams Policemen For Shooting At A Crowd (Video)

A viral video has captured moment soldiers of the Nigeria Air Force intervened and slammed some policemen for shooting at a crowd.

Air Force slammed Policemen

The incident which occurred at a yet to be identified venue showed some men of the Nigeria Air Force calling on officers of the Nigeria police to cease fire.

In the videos also, residents were seen running helter-skelter while soldiers used a megaphone to call for calm. “Stop shooting, the Air Force are here”, the soldiers could be heard screaming.

However, the policemen appeared reluctant in taking orders from the soldiers until one of them showed proof of his rank by pointing to the stars on his shoulder.

The soldier also warned that if they refuse to ceasefire, he would charge them and their headquarters for inciting violence.

The officer who spoke on behalf of the Air Force then commanded the policemen to move their van behind theirs so the Army would serve as a buffer between them and the crowd.

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#EndSARS: Hoodlums vandalize Senator Gershom Bassey’s family house in Calabar

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#EndSARS: Hoodlums vandalize Senator Gershom Bassey’s family house in Calabar

Senator Gershom Bassey’s resident has been vandalized and looted by hoodlums rampaging the streets of Calabar.

Information Nigeria gathered that the hoodlums overpowered the security men attached to the property.

 

This is in spite of the  24 hours curfew declared in Cross River state.

Some of the buildings already vandalised include the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) office along Marian Road, Cross River State Transport Regulatory Agency (CRTRA) office and banks along Mayne Avenue and 8-Miles Calabar.

Federal institutions like the Ministry of Agriculture, Cross River Basin Authourity, and Federal Psychiatric Hospital were also vandalized.

Houses belonging to some politicians were not spared. Some of those affected include Senators Gershom Bassey and Victor Ndoma Egba. Bassey’s houses located at Mayne Avenue by White and the one at Asari Iso were looted and burnt.

Egba’s house located within the same Asari Iso axis was also vandalized.

To restore normalcy, military personnel have reportedly taken over major streets.

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Hoodlums loot electronic store in Osogbo

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Hoodlums have looted an electronic store in Osogbo, Osun State’s capital

It was gathered that some military personnel later stopped the hoodlums and recovered some goods.

 

In a new video sighted online, hoodlums were seen looting an electronic shop in Osogbo, Osun state.

The hoodlums were seen taking away motorbike and other electronic gadgets.

However, many netizens after watching the video have condemned it.

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